Portraits of the World's Most Stylish Women

Illustrations by David Downton, Hardcover

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Art and fashion meet with David Downton. His illustrations have been published all over the world, they’ve been featured in a variety of collections, and his distinctive style is recognisable from a mile away. Without a doubt, Downton is one of the most respected figures in the fashion industry. And for the first time, he presents his individual collection David Downton: Portraits of the World’s Most Stylish Women.

Alongside personal recollections and documentary-style photographs, this beautiful collection showcases Downton’s illustrations of the most stylish women in the world. Models and actresses such as Cate Blanchett, Catherine Deneuve, and Charlotte Rampling are just a few of the gorgeously-executed portraits you’ll see in this collection. You’ll also find a foreword from fashion designer Christian Lacroix and an afterword by model Dita Von Teese.

Any fashion-lover would be lucky to receive this incredible hardcover collection as a Christmas, anniversary, or Mother’s Day present. Just remember to use our premium gift-wrapping services to make the gift as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside!

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David Downton's Mother's Day Gift Book

Poise, confidence, and fashion are only a few of the Mother’s Day gifts hidden among the pages of David Downton: Portraits of the World's Most Stylish Women. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift for fashionable mums, lovers of haute couture, and enthusiasts of fine fashion illustration.

Role Models for Mums

Every man, woman, and child benefits from having a role model. It’s these people that help shape our lives, mould our core values, and provide a standard to live up to. In David Downton: Portraits of the World's Most Stylish Women, Downtown not only showcases stylish women, but he depicts powerful, confident women. He sets the stage on which your mum can get a glimpse into lives of the women she admires most.

Women included in this testament to fashion and grace are Carmen Dell’Orefice, Iman, Joan Collins, and Erin O’Connor, just to name a few. With approximately 150 drawings from Downton, this hardback Mother’s Day gift will provide hours of enjoyable reading and perusing.

Who is David Downton?

The name David Downton is known and revered throughout the fashion world for his distinct fashion illustrations. His artistic style is iconic. With a career that began in 1984, Downton has been illustrating for more than two decades. Though his career initially began by illustrating for a wide variety of advertising projects, he soon found his niche in illustrating fashion lines, models, and stylish women. As an artist in residence at Claridge’s Hotel in London, he illustrates a wide variety of well-known and stylish patrons 52 days out of each year.

His art and illustrations have been featured in fashion magazines all over the world. And he’s worked with such iconic fashion institutes as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Tiffany’s New York, and Harrod’s. As a testament to his talent, Downton received an honorary doctorate in 2009 from Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

More about the book:

David Downton: Portraits of the World's Most Stylish Women begins with a foreword from the illustrious French fashion designer Christian Lacroix. And as she reads, your mum will discover colourful portraits, interesting anecdotes, and personal recollections. To finish this book with an extra dash of glitz and glamour, the afterword is written by the talented and gorgeous Dita Von Teese.

This is a Mother’s Day gift with a heaping helping of inspiration!

The women shown in this book are icons: actresses, models, and powerful players in fashion. Though talented, they became icons not by sheer luck, but by hard work, sweat, blood, and tears. They are women who never gave up. With poise and their own power, they rose to the top. This Mother’s Day, inspire your mum to do the same with this wonderfully motivational monument to confidence and hard work.